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  • What the Pros Say: Watch What Buffett Is Doing Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 8:42 AM ET

    There may still be value in the markets if investors choose carefully from the stocks carnage debris.

  • What the Pros Say: Look Out for More Gloom Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 8:47 AM ET

    The euphoria is gone, and global markets have fallen in response to Washington’s $700 billion financial sector bailout. Most of the experts are not convinced it would work, although they admit there is a silver lining.

  • Where Does The Bailout Stand Now? Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 8:15 AM ET

    The stakes are high as Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke head to Capitol Hill Tuesday.

  • Top 20 Beer Drinking Countries Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Even in times of global financial downturn, you can be sure of one thing people will continue to buy and consume: beer. It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

    It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

  • The Pros Say: Don't Count Your Bailed Out Chickens Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 9:17 AM ET

    Experts comment on Washington's $700 billion financial sector bailout and what it means for investors.

  • Don't Look for Solace in Beer, Analysts Say Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:44 AM ET

    Oktoberfest fans may be gathering in Germany for a feast to forget the turmoil in world financial markets, but the traditionally defensive beer sector looks unlikely to offer investors a safe haven this time, analysts told CNBC.com.

  • Poll: Who Has the Best Beer? Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    In tough times, will consumers still love the world's oldest drink? Vote in our poll:

  • Never a Greater Need for Banker Prozac: Strategist Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | 7:11 AM ET

    Uncertainty is likely to continue in the financial sector for at least another two weeks, causing more depression, Ralph Silva, research director at Tower Group, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Bailouts Will Push US into Depression: Manager Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    The end result of the global economic slowdown may be the U.S. announcing national bankruptcy as the government cannot afford the bailouts that it promised and the market will not bail out the government, Martin Hennecke, senior manager of private clients at Tyche, told CNBC on Thursday.

  • Is America Now More Socialist than France? Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 9:31 AM ET

    "The US government takeover of the GSEs......makes the US the most socialist system in the world, outside of places like North Korea and Cuba. It will have 75% of its current housing finance and the majority of its remaining capital allocation being financed with credit that is directly and indirectly the result of government and Fed intervention," according to Independent Strategy.

  • US Is "More Communist than China": Jim Rogers Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 5:28 AM ET

    The nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shows that the U.S. is "more communist than China right now" but its brand of socialism is meant only for the rich, investor Jim Rogers, CEO of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC Europe on Monday.

  • Europe Slowdown Worse than US: Goldman Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 7:22 AM ET

    Europe cannot decouple from the US, and current indicators point to a worse slowdown for the euro zone economies than for the United States, according to Jim O’Neill, Head of Global Economics at Goldman Sachs.

  • Gustav's Possible Economic Hit is Widespread Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 6:43 AM ET

    Although attention is focused on the petroleum industry as Hurricane Gustav takes aim at the Gulf Coast, billions of dollars are at stake in other economic sectors: New Orleans' trademark tourism industry, the shipping business, sugar harvesting -- and even such niche products as red-hot Tabasco sauce.

  • Top Dividend Stocks for Turbulent Times Friday, 8 Aug 2008 | 8:24 AM ET

    Companies with good dividend payments are attractive during periods of market volatility, Wouter Weijand, chief investment officer of high income equity at Fortis Investments said Friday.

  • Oil, Fed Buoy Stocks; AIG Leads Dow Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 4:40 PM ET

    The Dow took the Fed ball and ran with it, crossing the finish line with a gain of more than 330 points.

  • Stocks Get a Pop From Fed Decision Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The Dow got a pop of relief after the Fed announced plans to hold rates steady and said inflation should moderate.

  • Stocks Rally Ahead of Fed Decision Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 1:28 PM ET

    Stocks rallied unusually sharply for a Fed-meeting day, buoyed by oil's drop below $120 a barrel and a better-than-expected report on the services sector.

  • Stocks Jump After Service-Sector Report Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    Stocks jumped after a report showed a better-than-expected improvement in the service sector last month.  The market had already been buoyed by falling oil prices and confidence that the Federal Reserve won't deliver any surprise surprise rate moves.

  • Futures Gain on Oil Drop; Energy Shares Slip Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 8:03 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a solid rise at the start of trading Tuesday, with sentiment buoyed by falling oil prices and confidence the Federal Reserve won't surprise the Street with any rate moves at its afternoon meeting.

  • World Markets Olympic Challenge Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    In the spirit of the Beijing Olympics set to begin on Friday, we thought it would be fun to apply a CNBC twist to the summer games.  Which World Market Index is poised to win the gold?